A record company suing CBS for infringing its pre-1972 sound recordings was hit with a novel and thought-provoking defense theory that could substantially limit the reach of its copyright if accepted. In ABS Entertainment v. CBS Corporation, CBS asserted that when it played the plaintiff’s songs, they were in fact remastered CD versions of the…Read more
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Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin, lost the main arguments of their summary judgment motion in the latest saga of the copyright infringement suit over “Stairway to Heaven. They are fighting to defend against claims they stole the intro of the famed song from the group Spirit’s…Read more
When someone says “start-up,” we usually visualize Silicon Valley, San Francisco’s South of Market district, or other locales like Austin, TX. But those in the know focus on the tiny state of Delaware as the place where start-up dreams materialize into formal companies. If you ever wondered why Delaware has a reputation as being idyllic…Read more
An author of children's books was dealt a fatal blow in her copyright infringement suit over the movie "Frozen" when a district court in California granted Disney's motion to dismiss. Muneefa Abdullah, author of the 2007 story “The Snow Princess,” sued Disney and others, claiming that Disney had access to her story due to its worldwide release and…Read more
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